42200:HEPATITIS A VIRUS ANTIBODY, TOTAL (ANTI-HAV, TOTAL)

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42200:HEPATITIS A VIRUS ANTIBODY, TOTAL (ANTI-HAV, TOTAL)
Alias Names: HAV
Methodology: Chemiluminescence (CL)
Edit Date: 11/14/2009
Performed: Daily
Released: Same day as tested
CPT Code: 86708
Specimen Collection Details
Collection: One 7.5 mL serum separator tube (SST). Also acceptable: One 5 mL red top tube. Patients need not fast and no special preparations are necessary
Handling: Allow to clot, centrifuge and immediately separate serum from cells. Refrigerate.Freeze if specimen cannot be assayed within 48 hours. Allow no more than two freeze/thaw cycles. If multiple tests are ordered, send separate specimen for this test.
Standard Volume: 2 mL serum.
Minimum Volume: 1 mL serum.
Transport: Refrigerated, or frozen on dry ice.
Comments: Primary use is to determine previous exposure to hepatitis A virus. Increasing titers of anti-HAV in sequential patient specimens may indicate ongoing hepatitis. Useful in determining immune status or for epidemiological studies.
Rejection Criteria: Gross hemolysis; gross lipemia; heat-inactivated specimens; refrigerated specimen received in laboratory more than 48 hours after collection.

Reference Range:
Negative.